Played college baseball at the University of Rhode Island where he was the ace of the staff of the winningest club in school history (2009, 37 wins)...was awarded a Gold Glove by the ABCA/Rawlings during the 2009 season...resides in Southington, Conn.
Rookie left-hander began his season with Memphis (AAA) and made his Major League debut on 6/16, spending the majority of the season with St. Louis...Pitched mostly in relief at Memphis, going 3-3 in 22 relief outings (3.48 ERA); was a spot starter in five games for the Redbirds in which he went 1-1, 2.12 ERA (4ER, 17.0 IP). Lefties hit just .196 against him at Memphis...Joined the Major League club on three separate occasions and made one start among his 19 appearances with St. Louis...Was first purchased on 6/15 and earned the win after 3.1 relief IP (1R) in his MLB debut, 6/16 vs. NYM...Appeared in nine games (19.0 IP) for St. Louis before an option on 7/22. Recalled on 8/8 and optioned 8/30 to Springfield (AA) until a final recall on 9/2 for the remainder of the season...Inherited 10 baserunners during his relief outings with St. Louis, stranding all 10; retired 15 of his 18 first-batters faced in relief...Pitched a career high 4.0 scoreless relief innings on 6/28 at LAD and had nine appearances of 2.0 innings or more...Made his first MLB start in the season finale 9/28 at ARI, his 27th birthday. Threw 3.0 scoreless innings of one-hit ball in the spot start, after the Cardinals had clinched the Central Division earlier in the day...Traveled with St. Louis during the postseason, but was not on the active roster...Pitched in relief in two games for Aguilas in the Dominican Winter League (3.0 IP, 1 ER).
Made three stops, starting at Palm Beach (A), spent the majority of the season making 59 appearances in Springfield (AA) and one in Memphis (AAA) on 7/7...Appeared in 62 games, the most by a Cardinals left-hander and 3rd among all minor league baseball left-handers...Ranked 3rd in the Texas League in appearances (59), 2nd in Holds (16) and 2nd in walks/9 IP ratio (2.44)...His 16 Holds were tied for the most by a Cardinals Minor Leaguer (Chuckie Fick)...Recorded two saves, one at Arkansas (5/17) and a second at Tulsa (5/23)...Held left-handed batters to a .183 BA (20-109) against, without allowing a home run and just two extra base hits...Made 30 appearances of four outs or more and 21 of at least 2.0 innings.
Made 17 starts of 21 appearances at Fort Wayne (A)
before getting traded to the Cardinals (7/31)...finished the season at Quad Cities (A) posting a 1-0 record with a 1.16 ERA in 11 relief
appearances...8 of his 11 app. in Quad Cities were 2.0 IP or more...tied his career-high of 7.0 IP vs. Great Lakes (5/27), allowing one run on six hits in a no decision...was a perfect 8-for-
8 in quality starts when pitching 6.0 or more innings...recorded a 4.0-inning save the day before he was traded (7/30) vs. South Bend.
Appeared in 20 games, starting nine, between Eugene
(R) and Fort Wayne (A)...recorded saves in his last five opportunities in Eugene with four of the saves of 2.0 IP or more...threw a career-high 7.0 IP vs. Boise (7/25).